Agog over antique plumbing

I’m sunk in a spate of touch-up projects right now. So I will attempt to entertain with some pics I took 3 years ago (wooooosh—yes, that was Chronos winging away) at the Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, Illinois. We’ll start with fixtures that feature lovely old wood.

Copper-lined tank:

And a little something to stoke my push-button obsession:

I think this might be the mother of all toilet seats:

And check out the tank. I’ve got pics of the inside. It’s a little gruesome, but just in a rusty way.

Then there’s the wood-rim tub:

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4 Responses to Agog over antique plumbing

  1. Kurt says:

    Thanks for sharing. Those fixtures are amazing.

  2. I love the quartersawn oak toilet tank. Curious that the wood on the seat doesn’t match.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! Those are REAL plumbing fixtures.

  4. n54th says:

    Good eye, Christopher. That seat looks kinda new. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the tank and bowl aren’t in their original pairing. That’s one of the cool things about those old toilets—if one part breaks, you don’t have to ditch the whole thing.

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